2017 Mayor’s Bike and Walk Summit! Columbia, SC.
May 4th and 5th, 2017, is the date of the Mayor’s Bike and Walk Summit! This is a bike/walk summit with statewide reach and focus on cities, that will take place in Columbia, SC. Hosted by the City of Columbia office of the Mayor, it is presented by Palmetto Cycling Coalition, Palmetto Conservation Foundation, SC Safe Routes to School program, and the American Diabetes Association. See the website for more details! You don’t want to miss this, because Mayors from around our state will convene and share best practices with others presenting and participating: elected officials, city staff, community leaders, health professionals, school staff, and many others!
Past SC Summits
In early 2017, Hilton Head Island’s Chamber and Tourism department hosted the Southeast Biking Symposium, a 3 day event highlighting the impact of bicycling on tourism and model cities and best practices! Blogpost recap coming soon.
In 2014, the PCC held the first South Carolina Bike Summit. The Palmetto Cycling Coalition and Bike Law biked across the state hosting Summit Socials and Safe Streets Training sessions in six cities, from November 17-22.
In 2012 the PCC collaborated with Georgia Bikes to host the Georgia-Lina Bike Summit. Read the recap here!
Other Summits to Attend
If you’re looking for insights for your local movements, every year, North Carolina and Georgia have state summits that can be helpful to you, in addition to being easier to get to compared to a national summit. Also every year, the Palmetto Cycling Coalition attends the National Bike Summit (hosted by the League of American Bicyclists; every March) as SC state coordinator in federal lobbying efforts, and we always bring back lessons learned (see our blogs) for you and other local advocacy leaders.